My name is Mellissa, yes it is 2 L's and two S's...my mom did it to me. I am 37 years old, happily married and the mother of 4 children...no I am not Mormon, Catholic, or Amish, just like kids! I just started taking pictures in the Fall of 2005 with a digital camera. I used to take pictures with my SLR 35mm camera about 20 years ago. Did weddings and portraits and some freelance work, but life got in the way of my dreams so the photobug was pushed aside for a while. I live in Northwest Indiana, about an hour from Chicago and right on Lake Michigan. I look forward to learning all I can and getting to know everyone here. Thanks for having me!